Tutor profile: Victoria A.
¿Qué papel sirve la red en los movimientos sociales?
El internet sirve para “crear consenso” en una comunidad o un estado a través de debate y diálogo constante. Sin embargo, es necesario que nosotros necesitamos abordar que el internet es sólo una herramienta para alcanzar el cambio social, no es la respuesta. Para no descuidar los defectos en el uso del internet para la vida política, debemos discutir como el internet puede no tener ninguna barrera a la entrada, reducir el valor del contenido, y ocultar la meta o el mensaje de un movimiento.
Subject: Basic Math
What does it mean for a number to be divisible by another?
We can say an integer, $$x$$, divides another integer, $$n$$, if and only if we can write $$ax = n$$ for some integer $$a$$. We can go on to say that if $$x | n$$ and $$x | m$$ then $$x | nm$$ for any integer $$m$$.
Subject: US Government and Politics
"One person, one vote" is a popular interpretation for democratic government. Describe it's relevance in our current political structure.
Thesis: In the struggle to maintain power, both sides of the aisle actively work to invalidate the voting power of those who actually participate in elections. The dangers of partisan redistricting are increasingly salient in politics as developments in technology make gerrymandered maps more sophisticated. Although public awareness of gerrymandering is increasing, it has established itself as a critical feature in American politics that has little chance for remedy on the national stage. Support 1: Both parties actively manipulate maps to protect incumbents and reduce the voting power of the opposition party, effectively making control of the redistricting process a prize for winning elections. Support 2: Independent commissions provide an optimistic alternative to the legislative process that currently holds; however, their underutilization renders them ineffective in achieving widespread reform. There are not robust enough national grassroots movements that are shifting the tides on the use of independent commissions and as such, they seem futile for a federal overhaul. Support 3: With the prior limitations to combatting gerrymandering, there is one body that holds the greatest ability to enact change that abstains from doing so: the courts. Courts are hesitant to engage in judicial activism and have conflicting standards in their opinions, leading them to take a more subordinate role in the gerrymandering debate.
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